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Pamela Yates
Pamela Yates was born and raised in the Appalachian coal-mining region of Pennsylvania but ran away at the age of 16 to live in New York City. Yates is a co-founder of Skylight Pictures, a company dedicated to creating films and digital media tools that advance awareness of human rights and the quest for justice by implementing multi- year outreach campaigns designed to engage, educate and activate social change. Yates’ films have spanned the globe geographically, covering a wide spectrum of human experience.

She directed When the Mountains Tremble (the prequel to Granito) about a revolutionary moment in Guatemala, that won the Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival. She also directed a trilogy of films Living Broke in Boom Times, an inside look at homeless activists’ movement to end poverty.

She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in support of her current film, Granito. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Yates is also the Executive Producer of the Academy Award Winning Witness to War, the Producer of the Emmy Award Winning Loss of Innocence, and the Overseas Press Club Award recipient for State of Fear.



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